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America and West Indies: June 1651

Pages 356-358

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 1, 1574-1660. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1860.

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June 1651

June 6. Order of Parliament. Referring the business touching Barbadoes and Portugal to the consideration of the Council of State, for the best advantage and service of the Commonwealth. [Ibid., Vol. CXLI., p. 42.]
June 6. Order of the Council of State. The business of Barbadoes referred to them by Parliament, to be taken into consideration on the 9th. [Ibid., Vol. XLVIII., p. 14.]
June 7.
Whitehall.
The Council of State to Maj.-Gen. Disbrowe. Do not think fit to license the Star to transport horses to the Caribbee Islands, which are at present in hostility with the Commonwealth. [Ibid., Vol. CXVII., p. 224.]
June 7. Order of the Council of State. The whole business concerning the fleet designed for Barbadoes to be taken into consideration on the 10th, when all petitions and papers relating thereto are to be brought in. [Ibid., Vol. XLVIII., p. 17.]
June 9. Similar Order. Richard Thurston, commander of the John Adventure, of New England, to have licence to go to Maryland with his ship, for recovery of his debts and trade, provided he does not trade with any places in defection to the Commonwealth. [Ibid., p. 20.]
June 10. Similar Orders. Letter to be written to Sir Geo. Ayscue, to bring his Barbadoes fleet to Plymouth, and remain there till further orders. Mr. Frost to report what has been done about reducing Barbadoes to Parliament. Mr. Pasfield's letters and papers, which were seized upon being sent from Barbadoes, to be delivered to him. Other letters, sent at the same time from that island to several merchants of London, to be given up to them, if upon perusal they relate only to merchant's affairs. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. XLVIII., pp. 21, 22.]
June 11. Order of the Council of State. Referring petition of Richard Thurston, commander of the John Adventure, of New England, to Committee of the Admiralty. [Ibid., p. 25.]
June 11.
[Barbadoes.]
34. Declaration by the Lord Lieut. Gen., the Council, and Assembly of Barbadoes, set forth for the satisfaction of all the inhabitants of that island. Conceive it necessary to acquaint them with the proceedings of those disaffected persons gone hence, and of their resolutions to defend themselves against the slavery intended to be imposed upon them. Assure them that the Council of State of England have resolved to force a Governor upon them, as also a garrison of 1,200 men in arms, to be maintained by the island; and that they must, "as they [England] have most wickedly done," renounce their allegiance to the King. Are firmly resolved never to permit His Majesty's undoubted right to Barbadoes to be questioned, and look upon all persons bringing propositions to that purpose as professed enemies to the welfare of them all.
June 12. Order of the Council of State. The annexed state of fact concerning the Barbadoes fleet, which has been employed upon the reduction of the Scilly Islands, to be reported to Parliament, and further orders desired therein. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. XLVIII., p. 30.]
June 19. Order of Parliament. For the Council of State to take special care that a competent number of ships, out of those already designed for Barbadoes, be sent thither, to distress the island or hinder trade, as may best conduce to its reduction and the advantage of the Commonwealth. [Ibid., Vol. CXLI., p. 43.]
June 19. Order of the Council of State. For all papers belonging to the Bermudas Company in custody of the Council of State, which belong to the business of their trade or to the affairs of the Company, and contain no intelligence on matters of state, to be delivered to them. [Ibid., Vol. XLVIII., p. 47.]
June 20.
Whitehall.
The Council of State to "Commissioners of the Navy." Directions for the Amity, Brazil frigate, Triesco frigate, and the Malaga Merchant, to be victualled for nine months, and supplied with what is necessary for the expedition to Barbadoes, in lieu of the fleet formerly appointed for that service. [Ibid., Vol. CXVII., p. 249.]
June 20.
Whitehall.
The Council of State to "Committee of the Navy." Parliament having resolved to send a sufficient fleet to reduce Barbadoes, the ships above named have been appointed by the Council for that service; the owners of the Brazil frigate to be directed to victual that vessel for nine months. [INTERREGNUM, Entry Bk., Vol. CXVII., p. 250.]
June 20.
Whitehall.
The Council of State to Sir Geo. Ayscue. Directions similar to the above, concerning the fleet for Barbadoes. Desire him to go in the Amity, Capt. Pack in his own ship, the Malaga Merchant, and the follow the instructions already received. He will receive next week further directions. [Ibid., p. 251.]
June 20. Orders of the Council of State. The instructions formerly given to the Barbadoes fleet to be referred to Committee of the Admiralty, to revise and consider what is fit to be added, and report thereon. Letter to be written to Sir Geo. Ayscue, to let him know the alterations made by the Council in the fleet designed for Barbadoes, that the Amity, Brazil, Triesco, and Malaga Merchant, are appointed to go to Barbadoes, and the Rainbow to return to Portsmouth; to desire him to go aboard the Amity and Capt. Pack in the Malaga Merchant, and so proceed on the voyage, according to instructions; his care and diligence in reference to the service of Scilly is approved, and thanks returned to him. [Ibid., Vol. XLVIII., pp. 52, 55.]
June 24.
Whitehall.
The Council of State to Sir Geo. Ayscue. Directions to send a true state of the Rainbow, and whether he judges her fit for the voyage to Barbadoes. [Ibid., Vol. CXVII., p. 251.]
June 24 Orders of the Council of State. The Committee of the Admiralty to be desired to consider whether it will not be more convenient to employ the Good Success instead of the Triesco frigate in the expedition to Barbadoes, and how Capt. Morris and John Lock may be employed in that service. Letter to be written to Sir Geo. Ayscue to desire him to forbear sending in the Rainbow until further order, and to certify her fitness to go to Barbadoes. [Ibid., Vol. XLVIII., pp. 61, 62.]
June 27. Similar Order. For the business of Barbadoes to be taken into consideration the next day. [Ibid., p. 69.]
June 30. Similar Orders. The seven ships first appointed for the voyage to Barbadoes to be fitted as before they were diverted for the service of the Scillies, and letters written to the Committee of the Navy for that purpose. Sir Geo. Ayscue to be informed what the Council have done about the fleet that is now to go to Barbadoes, and that they approve of what he has done about [Capt.] Totty, who is not to proceed on his voyage until Ayscue goes. [Ibid., p. 77.]